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South Side Neighborhood Watch

5/24/2012 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: On May 7, a Hohman Avenue woman reported to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office that someone used her debit card numbers to make two purchases totaling $83.

A Darnell Drive woman reported May 10 that an unknown person used her credit card numbers to make a $644 online purchase.

Someone scratched a vehicle outside a Willowview Drive residence May 11, causing $200 damage.

An Elderberry Avenue resident reported May 11 someone damaged a mailbox and post outside the residence.

Deputies were called to a Proehl Drive residence May 12 by a man who said his estranged wife was at his residence. Officers arrested the Barberton woman for violation of a protection order and took her to the Summit County Jail.

A South Arlington Road man reported May 12 that an Akron woman continues to send harassing text messages to him and threatening messages to his female friend, who lives with him. He said the suspect threw rocks and broke the windows of his friend’s vehicle, which is owned by a third person. Following an investigation, deputies arrested the suspect for criminal damaging and menacing and released her with a court summons. She was warned to have no further contact with the victims.

On May 13, a Long Lake Boulevard man reported an Akron female, who had been told not to be on his property, was pounding on his front door. Deputies arrested her for criminal trespassing, warned her again not to be on the victim’s property and released her with a court summons.

Someone broke into a Manchester Road car wash May 14, damaged a metal door and deadbolt and stole money from a change machine.

Deputies investigated the burglary of a Manchester Road arcade the night of May 14, when someone drove a vehicle up to the front of the business, used a crowbar to gain access through the front door and attempted to steal an ATM machine from inside the business. The person was unsuccessful and fled after causing more than $500 in damage to the business.

On May 15, deputies responded to a fight at a South Main Street residence, where a man reported an Akron female yelled at him and shoved him. The female, who was highly intoxicated, said she sustained an injury during the scuffle. A witness recorded the altercation on a cell phone, and deputies determined the female was the primary aggressor. The male declined prosecution, and the female was evaluated by EMS personnel, who released her after finding no injuries.

A Barberton man who reportedly caused a rear-end collision on Swartz Road May 16 by tailgating was arrested for driving under suspension and possession of a digital marijuana scale found in the vehicle. 

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: Deputies responded to an incident on Killinger Road May 6 involving a driver of a vehicle that went off the road, struck and damaged two mailboxes and left the scene. Deputies found the side mirror of the suspect’s vehicle lying in a yard and matched it to a vehicle outside a Spikerman Drive residence, where they located the driver. He admitted causing the damage and agreed to make restitution to both victims.

A Massillon Road property was turfed and bushes were damaged May 9.

A woman reported she was walking with her child on Graybill Road May 11 when a male in a pickup truck drove past them several times, spraying gravel on them. The suspect left when deputies arrived.

On May 13, a Boettler Road woman reported someone damaged the windows and siding of her home.

The owner of a South Main Street bar reported May 14 that someone broke into the business the previous night, pried open money boxes on pool tables and a jukebox, and stole money.

Deputies patrolling state Route 619 May 14 stopped an Akron woman for speeding, arrested her for possession of drug paraphernalia found in the trunk of her vehicle and released her to the New Franklin Police Department on a warrant.

A Doxey Drive man reported May 17 that someone used his credit card to make out-of-state purchases totaling more than $1,500.

Also on that day, deputies investigated a report of shots fired at a Melanie Drive location, where they arrested an Akron woman for using weapons while intoxicated after she allegedly admitted firing a gun at 2:50 a.m. Officers took the firearm as evidence.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: A Meadow Drive resident reported May 9 that the side of a shed was removed and items were stolen. The owner is compiling a list of those items.

Another Meadow Drive resident reported speakers were stolen from his garage May 15.

Also on that day, an indoor antenna, TV digital box and oxycontin was stolen from a Plaza Court home, allegedly by an acquaintance of the homeowner who was staying with him.

Two Springfield juvenile males were charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia after they were caught smoking marijuana in the high school boy’s restroom May 16.

On May 22, a Kenmore Boulevard man was charged with disorderly conduct after police were called to a Pawnee Boulevard location, where the man, who reportedly was highly intoxicated, was punching mailboxes and knocking over trashcans. The man was transported to a hospital for numerous cuts to his arms and hands.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: A Medina Line Road man reported May 13 that someone attempted to gain entry through the front door of a Woodcrest Avenue home and damaged the deadbolt and door handle.

A Renninger Road woman reported May 13 that someone used her debit card information to purchase $17 on iTunes.

On May 14, Summit County sheriff’s deputies located a woman with a warrant out of the New Franklin Police Department and transported her to the Summit County Jail.

Police responded to a report of an unwelcome man May 16 on Ventura Boulevard and discovered he had an active warrant out of the Akron Police Department. He was taken there.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: Police are investigating reports that a white, bald man age 35 to 40, standing 5 feet, 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 175 to 200 pounds was making obscene comments to female shoppers at an East Waterloo Road grocery store May 10.

Police also are investigating an incident that took place that day involving a Marion Avenue woman who witnesses reported grabbed an 8-year-old girl and “tried to drag her into a dark room” at an Ewart Road church function.

A Crestline Drive woman was charged with disorderly conduct May 13 after police responded to a domestic call and found her to be highly intoxicated and yelling and threatening them.

A stereo and tools were reported stolen from a car parked on Quarry Road that was broken into May 14.

A Connecticut Court shed was entered and an ax stolen May 14.

A Chevelle Drive woman reported May 14 that a credit card company told her that her ex-husband opened a credit card in her name in 2010, charged almost $13,000 to it and has yet to pay it off.

A Church Street man called police May 15 to report that a woman he met at a bar and took home stole his 2005 green Chevy truck.

A silver necklace and $100 was reported stolen from an elderly Ronald Road woman May 15.

Police charged a 20-year-old Stanley Road woman with underage consumption of alcohol after a traffic stop May 16.

A McTaggart Road man was charged with disorderly conduct after he was found highly intoxicated and stumbling along the road May 16. A white powder substance found in his pocket was sent in for testing, and further charges are pending.

On May 17, a Scenic Way resident reported $371 in fraudulent charges was made on her credit card.

A Coach Lane woman reported May 17 that a 17-year-old juvenile male neighbor was visiting and told her he was moving to Texas, and later she noticed a handgun and gun magazine were missing.

A Sherbrooke Drive elderly woman reported $72 and prescription medicine were stolen from the home May 18.

Police responded to a call about a domestic violence incident May 19 at an East Waterloo Road bowling alley. Witnesses reported a man grabbed a woman, who he said was his wife, and forced her into his car and drove off. Police pursued him, but broke off the chase as speeds reached 100 mph. The car was found abandoned and wrecked at Kelly Avenue and state Route 224 a short time later.

Police charged a Waterbury Drive 20-year-old man with underage consumption after a traffic stop May 20.

During another traffic stop that day, a Brandon Avenue man was charged with having an open container of alcohol in a moving vehicle after an open can of beer was found in his car.

On May 21, a 14-year-old Springfield juvenile male was charged with robbery by force after he allegedly took a bicycle from another 14-year-old Springfield male, pushed him to the ground and punched and choked him. The bike was recovered later in a recycling bin at a nearby school.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay

Editor’s note: The reports provided here are a sampling of those filed with area police departments and the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. For questions related to the reports we’ve included or others we have not, call the South Side News Leader at 330-665-9595 or toll-free at 888-945-9595. To provide information on an alleged criminal act noted in this week’s report, call the appropriate police department.

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